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Finding Peace from the Inside Out

Finding Peace from the Inside Out

June 12 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Finding Peace from the Inside Out
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Global Citizens Circle invites you to join renowned author and former child soldier Ishmael Beah alongside peacebuilder Libby Hoffman in a thought-provoking discussion on the transformative journey of finding peace from the inside out. 

Ishmael Beah
Ishmael is the Sierra Leonean and American author of the novels Little FamilyRadiance of Tomorrow, and the memoir A Long Way Gone which was a #1 New York Times and international bestseller and has been published in over forty languages. The Washington post writes “Everyone should read this book…We should read it to learn about the world and about what it means to be human.” He is arguably the most read contemporary African author. He is currently completing a sequel of his memoir set to be published in 2025. Ishmael serves as A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for children affected by conflict, a practitioner and expert in conflict resolution. 
Libby Hoffman
Libby is the president of Catalyst for Peace, a private foundation she established in 2003 to grow a new architecture for peace — one that works from the inside out, where those most impacted by violence and war lead in building peace and restoring social wholeness. For over 15 years, Libby has focused her work in Sierra Leone, as co-founder, funder, and ongoing program partner of Fambul Tok (Family Talk), a community-led post-war reconciliation program rooted in local culture and tradition. The framework has become a model for transformative partnerships between international donors, national governments, and civil society

About Global Citizens Circle

Global Citizens Circle was founded as New England Circle in 1974 in the aftermath of a turbulent decade of assassinations, wars, racial tension, and government upheaval as a way of gathering concerned people of diverse backgrounds and opinions to address critical issues of our time. Its original mission remains: “to foster diversity, discussion, and constructive change in ourselves, our nation, and our world.”  

Through the decades and across tables and continents, the Circle has encouraged and inspired highly participatory, spirited conversations on race relations in the US, Northern Ireland’s troubles, South Africa’s struggles, children, families and community, homelessness, nuclear proliferation, the AIDS pandemic, China’s labor camps, Haiti and Cuba, and women’s rights — to name but a few.